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Statement from Early Childhood Ireland

May 14, 2020

Statement from Early Childhood Ireland on the government decision not to proceed with provision of childcare support for frontline healthcare workers.

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EYES Update 13 May 2020

May 11, 2020

In the EYES Update this week, the team look at the rollout of the new Childcare for Essential Health Workers scheme and review the going live of Phase 2 of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme.

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Let’s Play Ireland

May 4, 2020

We are delighted to share with you some of the video resources for parents that Early Childhood Ireland have been working on in collaboration with DCYA.

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EYES Update 28 April 2020

April 27, 2020

This week's EYES update looks at Continuing Professional Development during the Wage Subsidy Childcare Scheme and Eligibility Changes for Revenue’s Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme.

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EYES Update 15 April 2020

April 14, 2020

This week's EYES update looks at Data Retention Policy and the statement from DCYA on the COVID-19 measures for the sector.

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Early Childhood Ireland seeks urgent clarification on wage subsidy scheme for childcare sector

April 7, 2020

Press Release: Early Childhood Ireland has called for an urgent update from the DCYA on the proposed government Wage Subsidy Scheme for the sector.

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COVID-19 Emergency Support

March 25, 2020

We have received confirmation all payments for ECCE, TEC, CCSP, and NCS & AIM will be paid up until April 3 2020. Please check PIP. Further details to follow.

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ECI urges concerned crèches to get in touch

December 18, 2019

Please see our press release which was sent to national media this morning. As you can see we have raised the key issues relating to the insurance situation which has unfolded over the last few days.

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EYES Update 17 December 2019

December 17, 2019

This week we look back at 2019. We have important things to consider when organising staff Christmas parties and we have information on higher capitation applications for Carlow IT courses.

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